Wednesday, September 26, 2007

msb-0203 Neuroprotection

msb-0203 Neuroprotection


Feedback comes first, so...

There are lots of podcasts focusing on lots of different topics that never get covered in the commercial media.

This speaks very very poorly for our own media's preoccupation with finances.

They can't "afford" to take any risks as they are all locked in battle for the scarce resource of airtime.

And we are "all" the poorer for it.

Information that would enrich our own lives is disregarded in favor of something that the advertisers want, something inoffensive and bland that wont interfere with the ads while reaching the maximum number of people.

---- "Song For My Mother" by: "WILK"

Feed Forward comes next, so...

This is "your" segment.

Say "your" piece on this segment.

Share with other MSers whatever "you" want to share.

Drop me an email: charles at

And I would apreciate if someone could write a review of this podcast on iTunes [ ] You can just select the link and, eventually, scroll down the iTunes page to "Customer Reviews"

---- "Mothers Mandolin" by: "Up Stairs"

Feed Me comes third, so...

Do you have a therapy, product, good or service that is of interest to MSers?

Consider advertising on this podcast.

Reminders on this segment only cost $0.03 per reminder per download of an episode. (A $30CPM targeted at MSers.)

It can/should lead to a full ad, in text, audio or video, which costs $3.00 per download.

That sounds expensive until you do the math and realize that if nobody downloads it it costs you nothing, unlike print, where you often can't even get an ad in to the specialized journals, or radio or TV where you'd just be wasting your money with the 0.0833% MSers rate of return. (That's about six times "below" the level of "statistical noise".)

But MSBPodcast is 100% in your market, and you only pay per download of your material.

No play, no pay.

Reach the MSers who would buy your therapy, product, good or service, with-out having to waste your advertising money on anyone who is "not" interested...

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---- "Mother" by: "ryo sode"


This episode's theme involves something called neuroprotection.

I initially heard of neuroprotection while listening to a podcast from the ABC (the Australian Brodcasting Corporation,) called "All in the Mind" [ ] hosted by Natasha Mitchell.

I'm actually torn about telling you about what neuroprotection is and just bitching at how lousy a job traditional media does of reporting the facts.

This stuff "matters", not what kind of underwear "Britney" is wearing, or not wearing.

So, she shaved her head. Its not like we haven't all seen what else the idiot shaves, on the internet. She probably look like she was wearing a huge deformed tarantula otherwise.

---- "mother" by: "sugarglider"


From an article [ ] by "Medical News Today":

"Neuroprotection is the mechanisms and strategies used to protect against neuronal injury or degeneration in the Central Nervous System (CNS) following acute disorders (e.g. stroke or nervous system injury/trauma) or as a result of chronic neurodegenerative diseases (e.g. Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, Multiple Sclerosis).

The goal of Neuroprotection is to limit neuronal dysfunction/death after CNS injury and attempt to maintain the highest possible integrity of cellular interactions in the brain resulting in an undisturbed neural function.

There is a wide range of neuroprotection products available or under investigation and some products can potentially be used in more than one disorder, as many of the underlying mechanisms of damage to neural tissues (in both acute disorders and in chronic neurodegenerative diseases) are similar. Products with neuroprotective effects are grouped into the following categories:
  • Free radical trappers/scavengers
  • Anti-excitotoxic agents
  • Apoptosis (programmed cell death) inhibitors
  • Anti-inflammatory agents
  • Neurotrophic factors
  • Metal ion chelators
  • Ion channel modulators
  • Gene therapy"
This is useful to know for all kinds of injuries and other insults to our nervous systems.

I probably would never have heard of this on the media except for the athlete who broke a vertebrae and the doctor put the guy on ice, and everybody ran stories about the procedure; on the damn sports. Not even on the news... On the friggin' sports.

---- "Mother" by: "Smeer"


Podcasting enriches us all all, all over the planet, because its is not locked is a life and death struggle for the artificial scarcity known al the air waves.

And it looks like the next time I get a twinge, I'm going for hypothermia to reduce the inflammation. Back in Ottawa, Canada, all that took some months was just stepping outside. (brrrr! Cold as a witch's tit.)

---- "Mother" by: "Kevin Reeves"


Mother's going to be 87 in a few days. She probably won't make it to 88.

Yeah... I know...

It was great while it lasted, but we all have our tickets out and we just aren't sure when they're going to get punched.

When I was young, life stretched out before me; now I am older and it doesn't stretch out as far; mother's life seems to be pretty well stretched out and the elastic going to break.

Its shitty, but maybe it won't seem so shitty when it goes...


Miss Chris said...

Regarding chelation therapy, my dad had it to treat a rare form of cancer and is cancer free. No chemotherapy. No radiation.

Charles-A. Rovira said...


I love to read feedback like this.

Now if only I could provide the same news about inhalable therapies.

That would definitely interrupt the show. :-)